SINCE WHEN DO WE HELP KEEP WOMEN HIDDEN?

LET THE DHIMMITUDE CONTINUE! SO NOW FELLOW CANADIANS ARE REACHING OUT TO HELP MUSLIM WOMEN BE TREATED AS IF THEY SHOULD BE HIDDEN FROM PUBLIC. IT’S NOT ENOUGH THEIR “CULTURE” DEMANDS THEY BE COVERED UP IN SACKCLOTH, NOW CANADIANS ARE MAKING SURE THEY CAN STICK TO IT WHEN THEY VISIT THE BEAUTY SALON…SOMEONE HELP ME HERE, WHAT’S THE POINT OF HAVING YOUR HAIR DONE IF YOU HAVE TO COVER IT UP THE MINUTE YOU STEP OUTSIDE?

Halifax salon offers women-only day for Muslims

CBC News

Posted: Jan 28, 2012   1:25 PM AT

Last Updated:  Jan 28, 2012   2:27 PM AT

 WOW WHAT A DIFFERENCE!!!!!!!

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A downtown Halifax salon has introduced a new service geared toward Muslim women, offering female-only hairstyling days to protect the privacy of women who choose to cover their hair.

Some Muslim women, for modesty purposes, choose to cover their hair in public and only uncover it in the presence of other women, or male relatives.

So every Monday at the CAS Spa and Salon, the men disappear.

‘For any woman, going to the salon is a special thing.’—Reema Alharthi, a student from Saudi Arabia

“We put down the blinds, we lock the door and put a sign on that it is for women only at those times,” said Lesley Williams, the spa’s owner.

The salon has been offering the service since December.

“They spend a lot of time after they have their service done in the mirror, feeling their hair, touching it, and commenting on how much they love it,” Williams said. “They’re really excited to have full service.”

Reema Alharthi, a student from Saudi Arabia, said “for any woman, going to the salon is a special thing.”

When Alharthi moved to Halifax she tried to get her hair cut at another salon that was not sympathetic to her privacy concerns.

“[One employee] was like, ‘No, we can’t have that,’ and she said that kind of in a rude way, so that was a disappointment for me,” Alharthi said.

Alharthi said she told Williams two years ago about her difficulties finding a salon that would accommodate her wishes.

“She listened to me and she said ‘Why don’t we have it here?’ ” Alharthi said.

Several dozen clients

The salon has several dozen clients who use the service because they can remove their headscarves.

Alharthi said even though she covers her hair in public, getting her hair done makes her feel special.

“It’s a beautiful feeling,” she said.

Stylist Karen MacKenzie does all the cutting.

MacKenzie said her clients are excited when the scissors are put down. “I cut it a little bit shorter and layered it a bit more and she couldn’t stop touching it before she left,” MacKenzie said.

The salon’s owner expects that with more international students and a growingly diverse population in Halifax the service will become even more popular.

Williams said she heard stories “all the time about how they were either rejected from other salons or had to have their hair done in someone’s kitchen in order to ensure privacy. I wanted to take care of them.”

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JUST GONNA THROW THIS OUT THERE…

MAYBE, JUST MAYBE…MS. VANIER SHOULDN’T HAVE ATTEMPTED TO SMUGGLE A DICTATORS SON INTO A FOREIGN COUNTRY…NOR SHOULD SHE BE EXPECTING CANADA TO FALL ALL OVER ITSELF TO BAIL HER OUT OF THE MESS SHE GOT HERSELF INTO. ANOTHER USEFUL IDIOT FOR ISLAM, HOW’S THAT WORKING OUT FOR YOU MS. VANIER?

Canadian accused in Saadi Gaddafi’s escape plot languishing in Mexican jail

Jan 25, 2012 – 10:45 PM ET | Last Updated: Jan 25, 2012 10:48 PM ET

David Agren for National Post files

David Agren for National Post files

The pool at a home in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico, that Mexican media say was to be a residence for Saadi Gaddafi. One person later put a sign on the home, calling it, Casa Kadafi.

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Gary Peters

The parents of a Canadian woman being held in Mexico under suspicion of trying to smuggle a son of former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi into the country, say their daughter has lost 45 pounds and is suffering kidney problems and high blood pressure since being arrested late last year.

Betty and John MacDonald visited their daughter, Cynthia Vanier, Wednesday at the Mexico City detention centre where she has been held for the past 2½ months.

“First thing I did was hug her,” John MacDonald said. “I didn’t want to let her go, but a bunch of guys [were standing] around with guns, so we had to let her go.”

Ms. Vanier, 52, of Mount Forest, Ont., and three others were arrested in Mexico City in November in connection to an alleged plot to fly Saadi Gaddafi, his wife and two children to Punta Mita, Mexico, on false passports.

Ms. Vanier has not been charged but is being held under a detention order that is scheduled to expire on Jan. 31, by which time the prosecutor has to let her go, apply for a short extension or lay charges.

The investigation is being conducted by the PGR, Mexico’s federal office of the attorney general.

At the prison, the first sight of their daughter was from outside, they said.

AFP PHOTO/Vincenzo PINTO

Saadi Gaddafi in 2003.

“All of a sudden we looked up at the top floor and her hand, that’s the first thing we saw. It was her. Just kinda recognized her hand,” John MacDonald said.

Mexican officials claim that Ms. Vanier led three others in the smuggling plot, which including buying them a house using fake documents.

The MacDonalds say the allegations are absurd.

It’s believed suspicion fell on Ms. Vanier initially because she went to Libya last July. The purpose of the visit was to assess the security situation for Canadian engineering giant SNC-Lavalin.

Security contractor Gary Peters, of Can/Aus Security and Investigations International Inc., provided security for Ms. Vanier on that trip.

Mr. Peters said at one point they were working on a legitimate plan to move the Gaddafi family to Mexico, but it was abandoned when it couldn’t be done legally. He believes Ms. Vanier has done nothing wrong.

“I hope she gets out soon and stays,” Mr. Peters said. “This is really, really a bad situation for her, and she is one person I don’t believe deserves to be in jail.”

He said Mexican officials came to Ontario and interviewed him last week about the case — but Mr. Peters won’t reveal what they asked him.

Ms. Vanier’s parents say they expect the prosecutor to do something within the next couple of days. They say they feel hopeless and alone.

But the MacDonalds say they also feel angry — not just at Mexico, but at the Canadian government, saying the consulate has done nothing whatsoever to help despite their many pleas.

Global News, with a file from National Post

CONRAD…

THERE IS NO HOPE FOR ISLAM. WHAT IS SEEN IN THE MIDDLE EAST TODAY IS THE SAME AS IT’S BEEN SINCE MOHAMMED. MUSLIMS OVERUNNING EVERYTHING IN SIGHT. THE ONLY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MUSLIMS TODAY AND MUSLIMS FROM THE 7TH CENTURY IS THE WEAPONS…THEY STILL USE SWORDS, BUT NOW THEY HAVE GUNS, BOMBS, ROCKETS, AND WHATEVER ELSE THEY CAN PURCHASE WITH THEIR OIL MONEY….

Conrad Black: There’s hope amid the chaos in the Muslim world

Jan 21, 2012 – 7:00 AM ET | Last Updated: Jan 20, 2012 3:25 PM ET

Adrian Wyld/Reuters

Adrian Wyld/Reuters

Prime Minister Stephen Harper inspects troops in Morocco, a country Conrad Black cites as a Muslim-world success story.

 

Updating and extending my year-end tour of the international horizon — as Portugal tries to attract investment from its formerly impoverished and strife-torn colony Angola, the Philippines pays a lower interest on a bond issue than is available to Spain or Italy, and the president of France asks China to buy Eurobonds — it seems like only yesterday that Charles de Gaulle referred to the visiting Japanese foreign minister as a “transistor salesman.”

Some of these inversions of fortune are entirely positive. Under Ghana’s founding leader, Kwame Nkrumah, the Osagyefo (Fisherman), the country wrote the playbook for Third World corruption and incompetence. A subsequent president, Flight Lieutenant Rawlings, on seizing power in a coup, was informed by the IMF that his immediate 99.9% reduction in the value of Ghana’s currency was “insufficient.” Ghana is now posting GDP growth rates of 16%.

Other sub-Saharan countries are a mixed picture, but even that is an improvement. Rwanda is flourishing, and Senegal is having an interesting election, highlighted by the candidacy of popular mbalax vocalist Youssou N’Dour, who is trying to emulate the success of Haiti’s new leader, singer Sweet Mickey Martel. These may be among the very few instances where the celebrity of entertainers can be successfully transferred to politics.

The promise of long-tortured South Sudan is deferred by tribal clashes, which seem to be not much less destructive than the oppressions of the Arabs that led to the agitation for South Sudanese independence in the first place. The profound Muslim-Christian violence in Nigeria, fuelled by the now widespread Islamist view that they can persecute Christians to their hearts’ content, seems to be completely beyond the ability of the government of President Goodluck Jonathan to manage. His name, in these circumstances, is incongruous.

Much of the Muslim world is in a terrible state, even if some of the outliers are flourishing. Egypt is teetering on the brink of government by the Islamists who murdered Anwar Sadat and would force women to bedeck themselves when out of doors like ambulatory tents. The current prime minister, Kamal Ganzouri, recently held a press conference to assure the media that the military would “never attack protesters” at the very moment that they were, in fact, brutally assaulting and beating them in the cradle of the Cairo Spring, Tahrir Square. The army has squandered much of the respect it formerly enjoyed as it oscillates between clinging to the vestiges of its authority and appeasing the Islamists by shutting or sacking the offices of human rights organizations and abetting the murder of Coptic Christians. Chronic nostalgia for the piping days of Hosni Mubarak can only be months away.

Within 24 hours of the departure of the last American military units from Iraq, Prime Minister Maliki tried to arrest his coalition vice-president, Tariq Hasemi, who took refuge in the country’s Kurdish north. The writ of Baghdad does not seem to run throughout the country and the travails of Canadian Confederation over the years are pretty small beer in comparison. But it was always going to be up to the Iraqis, and not the Americans (or the Iranians), to make something out of the patchwork country left them when the British and French evicted the Ottoman Turks from Mesopotamia in 1919.

Turkey’s Islamist regime is faltering as a model of democratic sectarianism as it imprisons generals, suppresses a free press and nibbles feverishly and insidiously at the Kemalist secular tradition. Pakistan is in shambles as the supreme court orders the prime minister to prosecute the president for corruption, the army chief of staff warns the government against making disparaging remarks against the armed forces and suggests that they may stage a coup d’état (which, in fact, he implicitly threatens), the prime minister fires the defence minister (though it is not entirely clear whether his offence was insufficient respect or excessive deference to the armed forces, or perhaps both), and the ambassador to the United States was dismissed for seeking U.S. support against a possible military coup.

All this toing and froing begs the question of why the West has expended such time and resources in Afghanistan, where Pakistan is the chief backer of the main killer of NATO forces (the Haqqani faction), and the chief supplier of ammonium nitrate, the principal ingredient in anti-personnel bombs used against Western forces.

We all started into Afghanistan in 2001 in solidarity with the Americans after the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. The Americans largely decamped to Iraq after a year, became mired in the quicksand of nation-building, and then in the even deeper and more hopeless morass of trying to make something out of the gigantic, murderous cesspool of Pakistan. It is time this country recognized its debt to Jean Chrétien for taking a pass on the Iraq debacle — and I was one who disagreed with him at the time (though I then had no idea the U.S. would try to take over the governance of the country and try to turn it into Oklahoma).

It is terribly difficult to evaluate what is happening in Iran without real intelligence from that country, where the covert activities of Israel and the United States, including cyber-harassment, acts of sabotage and possibly the assassination of scientists, are imposed on spontaneous seething factionalism. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s official staff have been arrested, along with the daughter of a former president. Iran has long been like dogs fighting under a blanket; now it is more like leopards fighting underneath a thin layer of gossamer, but I am not qualified to predict an outcome.

The confusion in Iran is positive for the West, but even better is the agitation of French President Nicolas Sarkozy for a “humanitarian” intervention in Syria to protect Arab League monitors and distribute aid. This would ostensibly not be a military intervention, but that would be a distinction without a difference. We largely have the French to thank for the success in Libya, where Obama waffled until his hand was forced. The end of the Assad regime in Damascus would be a huge deliverance, no matter what replaced it, especially in regard to its impact on Iran, Hezbollah and Hamas. Israeli defence minister Barak and army chief Gantz both now predict Assad’s downfall and the flight from Syria of a large number of Alawites.

Yet the fringes of the Muslim world — Indonesia, Malaysia and Morocco — are flourishing. Indonesia is emerging as stronger than any of the artificial “BRIC” construct. (Brazil and China are labouring, the Putin regime in Russia is under siege, and the anti-corruption drive in India has stalled.) Malaysia has miraculously acquitted the opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, of a spurious sodomy charge, and may actually be becoming a serious, functioning democracy. And Morocco appears to have managed a capable reconciliation of a strong monarchy with democratic reforms while preserving religious tolerance, as the only Arab country with a significant, flourishing Jewish community.


Given how beleaguered the United States and most of Europe are, I offer a new wrinkle to my former suggestions for Canada’s international affiliations. While continuing to argue for free trade between Europe and North America, and working toward a committee of tighter cooperation between the more economically and politically successful Commonwealth countries, the reform of the UN, the broadening of NATO into a multi-continental alliance of democratic states, all of which I have advocated here before, I suggest we start with increased economic and political co-operation between Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and, if it can be arranged with China, Hong Kong. Such an association would have as large a population and a larger GDP than Germany and would be much listened to in the world. The Harper government has generally done well in foreign affairs, but there is always room for more imaginative policy.

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MONUMENT TO CONQUEST…

THAT IS WHAT A MOSQUE IS. AND HERE ARE OUR FREE WORLD POLITICIANS FALLING ALL OVER THEMSELVES TO PANDER TO THIS NONSENSE. MUSLIMS ARE NOTORIOUS FOR DAMAGING THEIR OWN MOSQUES FOR ‘SYMPATHY’..I’D LIKE TO KNOW WHAT THESE LEADERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THE CHURCHES MUSLIMS BURN DOWN IN THE MIDDLE EAST…WHILE PEOPLE ARE STILL IN THEM..

Mayor, MP show support for vandalized mosque

CBCCBC – Sat, 7 Jan, 2012

Gatineau’s mayor and the immigration minister attended a prayer service Friday at the Gatineau, Que., mosque that was recently the target of vandalism.

On Thursday, workers at the Outaouais Islamic Centre discovered swear words and derogatory references to Arabs and Allah spray-painted in white.

It was the second time the mosque, located off Saint Joseph Boulevard just north of St. Jean-Bosco Park, was hit by vandals in the last month. On Monday, someone smashed the windows of two cars in the parking lot attempted to set fire to them.

Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Jason Kenney attended a prayer service Friday along with other politicians and police officers to support the community.

“It’s always unacceptable,” Kenney said. “There is no place in Canada for this kind of hatred or these kinds of acts, and we’re just here to condemn it.”

Kenney also issued a statement Friday condemning the acts of vandalism saying the government was “deeply disturbed” by the repeated crimes.

“Any act of vandalism is deplorable. But vandalism against houses of worship of any faith is particularly cowardly and hateful,” he said in a release. “Our government strongly condemns these heinous attacks that have been terrorizing the whole community.”

“Our government strongly condemns these heinous attacks that have been terrorizing the whole community,” the statement said.

Gatineau’s Mayor Marc Bureau remarked that such a crime has not hit this community before these two incidents.

“I’m here to support the community,” Bureau said. “It’s very important for me to be here today, because this community is in this district for more than 10 years, and it’s never happened before.”

Although the community is still reeling from the double attack Nabil Ghaddab, a member of the Gatineau Muslim community, said the support they’ve received from the community has helped in the healing process.

“We are very confident that we have all this support, and we felt it, and we’ll continue to work with these people to have a good life here,” Ghaddab said.

The archbishop Paul-André Durocher also reacted to the vandalism in a statement Friday encouraging “tolerance” in the community.

“Every act of vandalism is an act of aggression not only against those whose property has been vandalized, but against society as a whole.”

Prime Minister Stephen Harper addressed the attack in a French statement Thursday.

“Members of the mosque have asked for help in funding infrastructure and security projects and have received funding from our government.”

No arrests have been made but police are currently reviewing a surveillance video and investigating this as a hate crime.

MISINFORMED MAYOR..

SO, HERE WE HAVE A CANADIAN POLITICIAN/TALK SHOW HOST DECIDING WHAT NATIONS “DESERVE” TO EXIST. SPECIFICALLY THE NATION OF ISRAEL. I WONDER HOW HE’LL FEEL WHEN THE NORTH AFRICAN MUSLIMS HE’S SO EAGER TO EMBRACE START BUILDING THEIR MUSLIM NO GO AREAS IN QUEBEC? AFTER ALL, NON MUSLIMS DON’T DESERVE ANYTHING UNDER ISLAM..

Israel ‘does not deserve to exist’: Quebec TV host

Jan 5, 2012 – 8:24 PM ET | Last Updated: Jan 6, 2012 10:05 AM ET

Christinne Muschi for National Post files

Christinne Muschi for National Post files

“Products made in Israel on land stolen from the Palestinians that is walled in, in an apartheid regime where they are cut off, it’s very serious,” said Stephane Gendron, TV host and Mayor of Huntingdon, Que. “And a country like that does not deserve to exist.”

An outspoken Quebec television host and mayor who questioned Israel’s right to exist has drawn the ire of an international Jewish human rights group and sparked an investigation by the national broadcast regulator.

Stéphane Gendron, host of Face à Face, a daily talk show on Quebec’s V Television network, garnered a flood of complaints after a December broadcast where he said he supported an ongoing boycott of a Montreal store that sold Israeli-made shoes. “Products made in Israel on land stolen from the Palestinians that is walled in, in an apartheid regime where they are cut off, it’s very serious,” said Mr. Gendron, who is also the mayor of Huntingdon, a small town south of Montreal. “And a country like that does not deserve to exist.”

 

The remarks sparked outrage from Jewish groups after a clip of the show was posted on YouTube by HonestReporting Canada, a website that monitors the media for anti-Israel bias. The California-based Simon Wiesenthal Center has since launched a protest against the network demanding Mr. Gendron’s show be cancelled.

“When someone who is a public figure is saying that Israel doesn’t deserve to exist, that statement is not made in a vacuum,” said the organization’s associate dean, Rabbi Abraham Cooper.

“It can’t go unchallenged considering you have in Quebec both Jews and Muslims and, especially in Montreal, people very committed to the state of Israel and also a number of groups that are quite vociferous and actively against Israel.”

The centre was still waiting for a response from the network and said it hadn’t ruled out a campaign to pressure the federal government to get involved. “He definitely has his right to his opinion, but to be given a consistent platform by a network in Canada is just something that should not happen,” Rabbi Cooper said. “Somewhere along the line the network has to say, well, maybe let’s put him on a cooking show.”

Mr. Gendron defended his comments on Thursday, saying he’s not promoting hate speech against Jews or Israel, but rather taking issue with the Middle Eastern country’s politics. “I am defending a state with both Palestine and Israel living together,” he wrote in an e-mail. “I may be naive, but this is my position. Israel as it is today is not my cup of tea.”

He said he often makes public comments condemning the Holocaust and that for generations his town survived on a textile mill started by a family of Jewish immigrants. When the mill closed in 2005, Mr. Gendron, as mayor, said he helped negotiate for the town to buy the mill and turn it into an industrial park named after the mill’s Jewish founders.

“People try to portray myself as an anti-Semite. This is false and ridiculous,” he said. He has not received any notice that his show might be cancelled because of the complaints.

Diane Patenaude, spokeswoman for the Montreal-based network, said the company was planning to meet with Mr. Gendron and the show’s producers next week. “We do have concerns and that’s why will be meeting with the production team,” she said.

Mr. Gendron is a longtime broadcaster and newspaper columnist, but only started hosting Face à Face in September. Ms Patenaude said the show isn’t a news show and Mr. Gendron isn’t a journalist. “The concept of the show is really to speak on numerous topics of interest and provoke debate and discussion,” she said. “But we want to make sure when we provoke debate that both sides are being discussed and shown,” she said.

The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council, the industry association that governs most Canadian TV stations, said it has received at least six complaints about Mr. Gendron’s show since November and had ordered the station to hand over a copy of the broadcast for an investigation.

Mr. Gendron is no stranger to controversy. As mayor of Huntingdon, in 2004 Mr. Gendron pushed the town to impose a curfew to crack down on youth vandalism in the community, although it was never enacted. Last year, Mr. Gendron announced plans to build a mosque and a halal slaughterhouse in the 2,600-person town in hopes of boosting its population with an influx of French-speaking Muslims from North Africa.

He has no plans to stop making public pronouncements on Israel. “I have the right to express publicly my position,” he said. “What they ask is a violation of fundamental rights.” National Post

LET THE MASS HAND WRINGING BEGIN!

THINK IT’S A COINCIDENCE THAT CAIR AND CAIR CANADA ARE ALL OVER THESE CASES OF ‘VANDALISM’? ESPECIALLY RIGHT AFTER MOVING TO CENSOR ANTI ISLAM CRITICS?

 

Harper condemns Gatineau mosque attack

WARNING: This article contains images with offensive language

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Posted: Jan  5, 2012   2:44 PM ET

Last Updated:  Jan  6, 2012   9:44 AM ET

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A mosque in Gatineau, Que., that has been a target of vandalism was spray-painted with graffiti overnight Thursday, prompting a condemnation from Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Workers at the Outaouais Islamic Centre awoke Thursday to discover swear words and derogatory references to Arabs and Allah spray-painted in white.

The vandals painted messages on the front doors, across the building’s side and on two other entrances to the building.

The mosque had earlier been vandalized Monday morning when someone smashed the windows of two cars and attempted to set fire to them in the parking lot.

This latest incident prompted Harper to speak on this specific attack, which he did in a French statement Thursday.

“Our government strongly condemns these heinous attacks that have been terrorizing the whole community,” the statement said.

“Members of the mosque have asked for help in funding infrastructure and security projects and have received funding from our government.”

4th incident in 6 months

Mosque secretary general Amadou Thiam urged police to do their utmost to find the perpetrators. The mosque has turned over security video footage to police.

Gatineau police said they believe a lone man in his 20s caught on camera in the latest incident was also responsible for the earlier vandalism.

Police said it was the fourth incident in the last six months.

Thiam said the vandalism was a “provocation” and called on members of the mosque to remain calm. Thiam also urged Gatineau city officials to show their support for the mosque.

Muslim, Jewish groups condemn attack

The Canadian Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CAN) condemned the vandalism Thursday and said authorities should investigate the incident as a hate crime.

“The repeated vandalism, within days of the previous attack, of this specific mosque is deeply troubling. Attacks on all our nation’s houses of worship must be condemned by all Canadians and should be investigated and prosecuted using all available law enforcement resources,” said Ihsaan Gardee, CAIR-CAN executive director.

Jewish Stars of David were also spray-painted on the walls.

Shimon Fogel, CEO of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, also condemned the attacks.

“We unequivocally condemn all acts of vandalism committed against any place of worship,” Fogel said in a statement.

Mosque member says he isn’t taking attack personally

The mosque, located off Saint Joseph Boulevard just north of St. Jean-Bosco Park, draws about 500 people for Friday prayers and serves a community estimated at close to 5,000 people.

Mosque member Walid Ali said he didn’t think the incident was a hate crime.

“Maybe someone was drunk or something, I don’t think he deeply means it,” said Ali.

“I’ve been here more than three years and this has never happened,” he said.

FUNDED WITH TAXPAYER MONEY…

HOW NICE THAT THE PROVINCE WANTS TO MAKE SURE THEIR LOCAL MUSLIMS STAY IN SHAPE. SO NOW THAT PUBLIC TAXPAYER MONEY HAS BEEN USED TO FUND THIS. DOES THIS MEAN NON MUSLIM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WILL HAVE ACCESS? LADIES, GET YOUR BURQUINIS ON, AND DON’T EXPECT TO GO WITH YOUR MAN…

 

Halifax mosque still working on gym

CBC News

Posted: Jan  6, 2012   8:02 AM AT

Last Updated:  Jan  6, 2012   9:03 AM

The multipurpose gym at the Halifax mosque is still not complete.The multipurpose gym at the Halifax mosque is still not complete. (CBC)A gymnasium built with provincial money as part of a two-storey mosque and community centre is still under construction in central Halifax.

The mosque on Charles Street has been in use since August, and worshippers supplied every dollar to build it.

But people in the local neighbourhood are wondering when the community gym, stage and kitchen will be open to the public.

Dr. Hadi Salah, who speaks for the Muslim nonprofit group that is building a multipurpose gym in the mosque’s basement, said the walls of the gym are done and the floor will soon be installed.

A prayer room for 700 people upstairs is complete except for chandeliers coming from Egypt.

Salah said the push was to get the mosque open for the holy month of fasting and prayer, during which no noise is allowed.

Dr. Hali Salah said the work will be finished as soon as possible.Dr. Hali Salah said the work will be finished as soon as possible. (CBC)“At the end of July, we had to stop the contractors because we wanted to open the building for Ramadan. We did finish Ramadan, but then we’ve been having difficulty getting them back,” he said.

The plumber is coming next week, but work was delayed on the gym which has been paid for with $767,681 from the provincial Department of Health and Wellness.

The province contributed the money through a 2007 Nova Scotia government program called B-FIT. The program was introduced as a 10-year initiative to fund major sport and recreation infrastructure.

Deputy minister Kevin McNamara said he is confident the gym will open to the public this May.

“Our belief is that it still will be realized. We know there’s been a delay and this often happens in some larger projects and also when you’re involved with community groups,” McNamara said.

In August, Salah said the basement was about 90 per cent complete and he predicted it would be finished in four to five months. At that time, he also said construction was set to resume after Aug. 29, when the holy month ended.

The nonprofit Muslim group has no bank loans. It still needs to raise $500,000 to finish the $6.2 million project.

There are about 15,000 Muslims in the Halifax region. They have been asking for a proper mosque, or Masjid, for more than 15 years.

BASTARDS…

NOW THAT WE’RE DONE SPREADING ‘DEMOCRACY’ IN AFGHANISTAN, THE WONDERFULLY THANKFUL MUSLIMS ARE MAKING SURE THEY CHARGE THEIR EXTRA JIZYAH TAX FOR US TO GET ALL OUR CRAP HOME… I SAY PAY IT AND GET THE HELL OUT OF THERE FOR GOOD, THEY’LL NEVER CHANGE. WE’VE WASTED ENOUGH LIVES AND RESOURCES ON THEM. CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME.

Pakistan border closure leaves Canadian supplies stuck in  Afghanistan

By Jeff Davis, Postmedia NewsJanuary 4, 2012

Hundreds of cargo containers of Canadian war supplies are stranded in  volatile southern Afghanistan, thanks to an ongoing Pakistani blockade of routes  exiting the landlocked country.

 

And with Pakistani officials preparing to impose steep tariffs on all NATO  shipments transiting the country, the cost of Canada’s withdrawal from  Afghanistan could increase by more than a half million dollars.

 

The Canadian Forces are trying to bring home thousands of tonnes of war  equipment used during the nearly 10-year combat mission. Packed into some 446  sea containers, most of this cargo is currently stored at an undisclosed  location in Afghanistan.

 

High priority items — such as all armoured vehicles and ammunition — have  already been flown out of Afghanistan on Canada’s giant CC-177 Globemaster  transport aircraft.

 

Nevertheless, much of the army’s gear remains stuck in Afghanistan, Lt.-Col.  John Nethercott told Postmedia News. He said the remaining items are “low  priority in nature,” and include tools, tents, forklifts, barbed wire and  engineering equipment.

 

The Department of National Defence has granted a contract to move the  containers from Afghanistan to Pakistan to A.J. Maritime, a Montreal-based  freight forwarding firm.

 

It is believed the remaining 446 containers were supposed to exit  Afghanistan’s southeastern border post at Spin Boldak, then cross the deserts of  Balochistan to the port of Karachi. Once at the port, the containers would be  loaded onto ships for the sail home to Canada.

 

But Imran Ali, Pakistan’s deputy consul general in Toronto, told Postmedia  News Wednesday that the Afghan-Pakistan border is shut tight for now.

 

“No containers are passing as of today,” he said. “There is a total sealing  of the border.”

 

Ali said this problem began when United States forces bombed two Pakistani  border posts in late November, leaving 24 soldiers dead and 13 wounded. After a  day of frenzied meetings about the “unprovoked attack,” Pakistani officials  announced they would take steps to disrupt NATO supply lines in and out of the  Afghan theatre.

 

“The (Defence Committee of Cabinet) has decided to close with immediate  effect the NATO/ISAF logistics supply lines,” said a Nov. 26 statement by the  Pakistani Foreign Ministry.

 

Following the closure of the border, Pakistan began a comprehensive policy  review of its relations with NATO. Ali said the national security committee of  the Pakistani parliament is “in the final stages of drawing out a policy” that  will be published within three to four days.

 

Ali said Pakistan is considering levying a tax on all NATO containers passing  through the country, and that officials have discussed a $1,500 U.S. charge per  shipping container.

 

“Customs officials, along with foreign policy officials in Pakistan, are  discussing the amount of levy to enforce,” Ali said.

 

Such a tariff, applied to 446 containers, would cost Canada some $660,000  U.S..

 

With Iran to the west, China to the east and the volatile and landlocked  Central Asian republics to the north, there are few safe exit routes from  Afghanistan.

 

If Pakistan keeps the border closed for long, Nethercott said, Canada could  start shopping around for alternative routes.

 

“Significant delays will potentially require re-evaluation of how the  (Canadian Forces) will repatriate the remaining materiel back to Canada in an  effective and cost-efficient manner,” he wrote in an email.

 

An undisclosed number of Canada’s low-priority containers completed the  journey to Karachi before the border was closed. There have been reports of  severe congestion at the port there, and that more than 3,600 military vehicles  and 1,700 sea containers are stranded at dockside.

 

jdavis@postmedia.com

Read more: http://www.canada.com/news/canada-in-afghanistan/Pakistan+border+closure+leaves+Canadian+supplies+stuck+Afghanistan/5947032/story.html#ixzz1ibTnfcKE

LEGAL JIHAD

WELL, WELL, WELL…WHAT A SURPRISE, THE PROFESSIONAL CRYBABIES AT CAIR HAVE MOVED TO HAVE OUR FRIEND BARENAKED ISLAM SHUT DOWN FOR THREATENING MUSLIMS..YES, IT’S AN ABSOLUTE CROCK OF SHIT CONSIDERING MUSLIMS LIVE TO THREATEN NON MUSLIMS WITH ALL SORTS OF DEPLORABLE VIOLENCE FOR OFFENDING THEM FOR BEING NON MUSLIM. MUSLIMS NEED TO BE TOLD IN NO UNCERTAIN TERMS THAT WE DO NOT HAVE TO LIKE THEIR BARBARIC RELIGION, WE DO NOT HAVE TO PAY IT ANY SORT OF RESPECT, NOR DO WE HAVE TO BE SILENT IN OUR OPINIONS ABOUT THE RELIGION OF DEATH. WORDPRESS HOSTS MY SITE AS WELL, AND I AM ASHAMED OF THEM FOR BENDING OVER TO APPEASE THIS PACK OF LYING JIHADISTS.

h/t to the Mad Jewess

press release

Dec. 29, 2011, 3:08 p.m. EST

Anti-Muslim Hate Site Removed After CAIR’s Intervention

 

 

WASHINGTON, Dec. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Blog contained threats of violence like ‘I want [Muslim] blood on my hands’

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) announced today that an anti-Muslim Internet hate site that contained a number of threats of violence targeting mosques, including the comment “I want [Muslim] blood on my hands,” has been taken down by its hosting company.

CAIR said visitors to “Bare Naked Islam,” hosted by WordPress.com, now see the message: “barenakedislam.wordpress.com is no longer available. This blog has been archived or suspended for a violation of our Terms of Service.”

[NOTE: “Bare Naked Islam” was one of the major promoters of the campaign to pressure Lowe’s to drops its ads from TLC’s “All-American Muslim.”]

Last month, CAIR called on the FBI to investigate the threats of violence targeting mosques posted on the blog and urged WordPress.com to remove it for violating the hosting company’s terms of service (TOS), which prohibit blogs that “contain threats or incite violence towards individuals or entities.” Articles and comments posted on “Bare Naked Islam” urged attacks on and desecration of American and European mosques.

Video: Blog Threats Target Virginia Mosque (CAIR) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qXNT-JG5hw CAIR Asks FBI to Probe Internet Threats to Mosques http://tinyurl.com/ch5sa97

CAIR has been monitoring “Bare Naked Islam” and filed a number of TOS violation reports with WordPress.com.

[NOTE: At CAIR’s request, WordPress.com last year deleted a similar blog that contained posts advocating burning mosques, making false bomb threats implicating Muslims, desecrating Muslim graves, and recommending the “proper way to shoot a muslim [sic].”]

“We welcome the removal of such a vicious anti-Muslim hate site and thank WordPress.com for upholding its terms of service prohibiting calls to violence by bloggers,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad. “While we are strong supporters of First Amendment rights, the encouragement of violent acts goes beyond constitutional protections of free speech.”

Awad said a number of recent reports have documented the growth and promotion of Islamophobia nationwide.

SOURCE Council on American-Islamic Relations

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MORE HIJABI HORSESHIT!

ONCE AGAIN, POLITICAL CORRECTNESS TRUMPS PUBLIC SAFETY! JUST WAIT, ONE OF THIS MUSLIMA’S ARE GOING TO GET THEIR BONNET YANKED OFF AND GOD KNOWS WHO IS GOING TO BE STRANGLED WITH IT…AND IT WILL ONLY HAPPEN BECAUSE WE HAVE ALLOWED IT TO HAPPEN.

Quebec Allows Hijab for Prison Guards

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Wednesday, 21 December 2011 14:35
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Quebec has allowed prison guards to wear hijab at work. (File photo)

CAIRO – After a four-year struggle, Canada’s largest province of Quebec has finally allowed prisoner guards to wear hijab, the Montreal Gazettereported Wednesday, December 21.

The Quebec Public Security Department agreed to change rules to allow prison guards to take on hijab at work.

“They have to make a written demand and it won’t be automatically granted,” said Valerie Simard, a spokeswoman for the department.

The change came after a Muslim girl filed a complaint with the human rights commission in 2007 to be allowed to wear hijab while on duty.

The complaint came after the then 19-year-old girl refused to remove her headscarf during a training to become a Quebec prison guard.

The girl, who had passed all preliminary tests, was told that she could not don the veil for safety reasons.

The human rights commission found that the rules banning prison guards from wearing hijab were “discriminatory”.

The commission said Tuesday that it has reached a deal with the Quebec government to allow Muslim women to wear hijab at work.

To comply with safety regulations, the department will provide a Velcro-fastened hijab to its staff.

Islam sees hijab as an obligatory code of dress, not a religious symbol displaying one’s affiliations.

Defense

The rule change to allow hijab for prison guards has drawn criticism from some Canadian groups.

“This is completely unacceptable,” said Carole Poirier, the Parti Quebecois critic for secularism issue.

“The guards are state employees and should not wear any conspicuous religious symbols, especially not in a jail where the neutrality of the state should be obvious.”

But Simard, the department’s spokeswoman, defended the decision.

She noted that Correctional Service Canada allows its Muslim guards to wear hijab in the federal penitentiary system.

Quebec was a scene of similar rows over the wearing of hijab.

In 2007, an 11-year-old Ottawa girl was expelled from a soccer game for covering her hair.

Two months later, a taekwondo team of Muslim girls withdrew from a tournament over their hijabs.

An 11-year old Muslim girl was also thrown out from a national judo tournament for wearing hijab.

Muslims make around 2.8 percent of Canada’s 32.8 million population, and Islam is the number one non-Christian faith in the Roman Catholic country.

A survey has showed the overwhelming majority of Muslims are proud to be Canadian.